Awesome is a word that's almost lost it's meaning these days but, last night, Them Crooked Vultures were just that. Fucking awesome, in fact. The web was awash with rumours about their possible support slot for the Arctic Monkeys at the Reading/Leeds warm-up show last night at the Brixton Academy and, for once, the web was right.
Clearly Them Crooked Vultures is Josh Homme's band. Even with the might of Grohl and John Paul Jones alongside him, Homme had no hesitation in leading from the front.
Looking weirdly like our old Marketing Manager Trevor at times, albeit with tighter trousers, Homme conducted the others through an ear-shattering set of prog-rock wig outs and QOTSA meets ZZ Top Southern Boogie. The Crooked Vultures album is rumoured to be called 'Never Deserved The Future' with a release date of October pencilled in. It could quite possibly be one of the greatest albums of the century so far. Awesome indeed...